Hunger and thirst often prevent members of Kamakowa Baptist Church in Kimusu, Kenya from attending worship, pastor Tom Ogalo Ngoya told Baptist Press in an appeal for aid to the country where drought is a national disaster, Christian Telegraph reports.
"It's [disheartening] to watch your children beg for water and food," Ngoya emailed BP after Kenya's government declared the drought a national disaster in February. Members of the congregation "are often not in the church due to lack of food and water for them to drink and for the animals. Children are malnourished due to lack of food to eat. Adults are helpless because they cannot feed their family."...More»
Turkey has broken its silence on the Andrew Brunson case. Andrew Brunson, an American pastor, has been imprisoned in Turkey since October 7th on charges of terrorist connections. But, so far, no evidence has been presented except for an anonymous witness. The Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim stated earlier this month that the country may be willing to speed up Brunson's trial, Christian Telegraph reports acording to Mission Network News....More»
ORLANDO, FL (ANS - March 22, 2017) -- In 1980, Lee Strobel's award-winning, investigative reporting earned him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune. However, things at home aren't going nearly as well. His wife Leslie's new-found faith in Christ compels Lee to utilize his journalistic and legal training to try and disprove the claims of Christianity, pitting his resolute atheism against her growing faith.
Now this compelling story has been made into a feature-length movie called "The Case for Christ" -- to be released in 1,100 theaters in the US on April 7, 2017 -- and ANS Founder, Dan Wooding, himself a former tabloid journalist, was able to talk with Lee and Leslie Strobel at Proclaim 17, the recent NRB Convention in Orlando, Florida....More»
PARIS, March 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- Canon lawyers, theologians, and scholars will be meeting in Paris in two weeks to discuss a topic that has never been the focus of a Catholic conference before: How to depose a heretical pope.
Titled Deposing the Pope: Theological Premises, Canonical Models, Constitutional Challenge, the conference seeks to explore the mechanisms that are built into the Catholic Church for dealing with a pope who openly teaches falsehood and even heresy. ...More»
Turkey's EU agreement brought the passage of refugees through Greece to a near halt. But it also stranded thousands of refugees on islands just off the mainland. It's here where relief agencies are noting disturbing trends. Not only has movement stopped, but so has the healthy growth and development of children and young adults, Christian Telegraph reports according to Mission Network News....More»
On Friday, March 17, the head of the Security Service of Ukraine Vasily Hrytsak said, that a religious scholar from Donetsk Igor Kozlovsky, who is held captive for a year by the militia of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (ATO zone in the east of Ukraine), will be added to the list of exchanges, Christian Telegraph reports according to the Christian Megaportal invictory.com....More»
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (ANS - March 20, 2017) -- Actress Alexa PenaVega can't believe what happened when a group of prayer warriors gathered around her grandmother's bedside as she began to go the way of all the earth.
"This past week has been a struggle for my family as our beautiful abuelita (grandma) was on life support," PenaVega said on an Instagram post....More»
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (ANS -- March 21, 2017) -- At the macroscopic level, the heavens declare the glory of God, the psalmist declares. But at the microscopic level, the same glorious handiworks of a Creator are displayed in wondrous ways.
Bryan at microphone“The molecular machines that are working inside each of our bodies at this moment scream of a designer,” Brian Johnson, one of the founders of South Dakota Apologetics, told writer and apologist Sean McDowell recently....More»
DONCASTER, UK (ANS - March 21, 2017) -- As genocide is being committed against Christians, Yazidis and even "dissident" Muslims across the Arab world, the international finger of criticism continues to point at Israel.
The latest example is a UN report urging swift action to oppose and end Israeli "apartheid", although this has since been withdrawn from the international body's website on the orders of Secretary-General Antonio Guterres following pressure from the United States.1...More»
A Southern Baptist member of the U.S. Senate has asked the State Department to explain its diplomatic strategy for gaining the freedom of American citizens wrongly imprisoned overseas, Christian Telegraph reports according to Baptist Press.
A Southern Baptist religious freedom advocate, meanwhile, encouraged advocacy for all prisoners of conscience.
Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., sent a letter Thursday (March 16) to urge Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to establish a diplomatic approach that includes the use of sanctions against countries that unjustly imprison Americans for such reasons as their religious beliefs. Among the U.S. citizens currently detained overseas is Andrew Brunson, a pastor incarcerated in Turkey since October....More»
LOS ANGELES, CA (ANS - March 18, 2017) - Jeanette Chaffee survived the TWA Flight 840 midair explosion of a terrorist bomb less than fourteen feet from her. It is the only time in history passengers have survived after a bomb exploded aboard a commercial plane in the air.
She has appeared on the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, 20/20, The 700 Club, and multiple other television and radio shows. Jeanette was quoted in Newsweek, The New York Times, and USA Today. She also hosted and produced Reflections, a fifteen-minute weekly radio show that aired in cities from South Carolina to the Arctic Circle....More»
After facing beatings, imprisonment and eventually exile from his home village, Lauro Pérez Núñez and his family are starting a brand new life.
He and his wife Amalia, converts to evangelical Christianity, were first ordered to leave La Chachalaca, in Oaxaca, southern Mexico, in 2015, together with their four children.
They were told it was because they no longer wanted to belong to the "traditionalist" church, which blends aspects of indigenous paganism and popular Catholicism....More»
An Indian church remains shut, six weeks after a mob of angry Hindus halted a Sunday service and forced the pastor to close the church. He says the local government has sided with the mob.
The church is in Dalli Rajhara, a mining city in the central state of Chhattisgarh, which is governed by the Hindu nationalist BJP.
"We have been running from pillar to post to get justice and the church reopened," Arun Pannalal, president of the Chhattisgarh Christian Forum, told World Watch Monitor. "The police have not yet even registered a case about the attack - against even women and children, during worship, despite meetings with the various government officials, and public protests."...More»
A Mexican church leader has provided fresh insight into the ways in which Christians in Latin America come under pressure in areas controlled by drug cartels.
The pastor, who wished to remain anonymous, told World Watch Monitor about the "tax" churches can be charged to be allowed to remain open.
"Charging this 'tax' to pastors and churches is now a common occurrence," he said. "The cartels are very well organised and they can follow your every move. One cannot go anywhere alone; protection is needed all the time....More»
A Pakistani government minister has asked Facebook and Twitter to remove content considered insulting to Islam or Muhammad.
"We will go to any extent even if we have to go to the extent of permanently blocking all such social media websites, if they refuse to cooperate," Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan said 16 March. His ministry has said Facebook will send a team to Pakistan, to address the government's reservations....More»
WARSAW, Poland, March 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) - Four universities were pressured by the radical left this week to cancel talks by American pro-life speaker Rebecca Kiessling, forcing organizers to move her presentations to alternate locations during a speaking tour in Poland.
Ultimately, however, these intimidation tactics backfired....More»